This course will focus on the last 12 months, with notes on relevant cases from the last 3 years.
The course will cover the most important changes to all aspects of employment law, including:
- A legislative update
- Update on practice and procedure in the Employment Tribunal
- Employment status, contracts of employment, unfair dismissal and redundancy
- National minimum wage and working time
- Discrimination and claims under the Equality Act 2010
- TUPE, including a full examination of business transfers and service provision changes
In respect of legislation, the course provides detail on the executive pay gap reporting regulations, the coming in of changes to payslip requirements, changes to tax treatment of PILONs and termination payments over £30,000, and the vitally important impact of Brexit in March 2019.
There have been a host of interesting and important recent cases in Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the EAT, as well as some seismic first instance decisions.
The course will consider:
- The worker/employee/self-employed status in the gig economy – is there any way out for platforms like Uber following Aslam & Farrar v Uber, Dewhurst v City Sprint& Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Smith or will the Supreme Court surprise us all?
- Is a final answer now settled for all the questions raised by the Working Time Regulations? A wide number of important cases have been recently decided as to how WTR rights interact with sick pay, rolled up pay and commission payments, and with the Court of Appeal due to give judgment in Sash Window Workshop Ltd v King following the ECJ judgment in late 2017, do we now have certainty? If so, where does this leave the limitation period for unclaimed holiday pay?
- National minimum wage and the care industry – when is a care worker ‘on call’ and entitled to NMW now that Focus Care Agency Ltd v Roberts has been overturned in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake?
- Indirect discrimination: the correct approach following Essop v Home Office (UK Border Agency); Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice
- Retrospective force under the Equality Act 2010 – should employers and pension schemes now be planning for what equality rights might be protected in the future, following Walker v Innospec?
- Sex discrimination and shared parental leave – where could Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police and Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd lead once they reach the Court of Appeal?
This course will look in depth at all the above decisions and much more and is a must for busy practitioners trying to stay up to date.